Sponsorships and Activities
Northeast Regional Ag Expo : Beaufort County Schools
This is an exhibition of Agricultural Production Techniques for area High School Students with a focus on the careers available to those students. Originally based at Northside High School and including only Beaufort County students, the event has grown to be based at the Bob Martin Center and include students from 5 surrounding counties and is still growing.
Celebration of Agriculture Dinner
Grange and Cooperative Extension
Election Year Candidates’ Breakfast
Beaufort County Board of Elections
The breakfast provides an opportunity for farmers to visit with candidates individually.
•Northside High School FFA
•Washington High School FFA
•Pungo Christian Academy FFA
• Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience FFA
4-H Beaufort-Washington County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale: Cooperative Extension
2015 Recipients : Amy Arnold and Billie Jalynne Waters
Farmland Movie Screening:
Eagles Wings and Food Bank of the Albemarle
The movie tells the stories of a diverse selection of young farmers — ranging from organic produce growers in California to large scale poultry producers in Georgia – with an objective of fostering discussion of where food comes from and how it is produced. A panel of farmers was available to answer audience questions. A donation to Eagles Wings Food Mission was the price of admission to this otherwise free public movie screening.
- Perfectly Imperfect Produce Conference : Food Bank of the Albemarle
- Crimestoppers : Crimestoppers Golf Tournament : Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
- Alzheimer’s Walk and Education Fair : Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina
- Rules of the Road Meeting : NC State Highway Patrol and Cooperative Extension
- Lawn and Garden Safety Field Day: East Coast Equipment Agromedicine Institute, Cooperative Extension
- Healthy Living for a Lifetime Wellness Screening : PAN Coalition
Farm Life Tobacco Museum
South Shore Agricultural History Project
A plot of land and all inputs needed to grow a typical crop are donated by local ag businesses and members of the Young Farmer group. The YFR group grows the crop. At harvest time, groups of high school students from county schools with ag programs visit the plot during the harvest of the crop to observe the product and operation of the machinery. The proceeds from the sale of the harvested crop go to a fund from which the YFR group grant annual scholarships.
2015 Recipients : Amy Elizabeth Arnold, Heather Denise Shea, Kyle Logan Clodfelter, Billie Jalynne Waters, and Sarah Kaitlyn Tetterton